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JJ’s Worldcon Programme

Publishing novel-length horror in today’s market

Format: Panel

16 Aug 2019, Friday 15:00 – 15:50, Wicklow Room-2 (CCD)

Is novel-length horror still in the doldrums, commercially speaking? What writers have managed to find success in spite of the slump, and what strategies do top editors and agents offer horror writers who hope to move beyond the small press with their book-length manuscripts?

Mr Joe Hill (M), Jo Fletcher (Jo Fletcher Books) , John Berlyne (Zeno Agency Ltd) , Gillian Redfearn (Gollancz) , John Jarrold (John Jarrold Literary Agency)

Doctor Who beyond the TV screen

Format: Panel

18 Aug 2019, Sunday 10:00 – 10:50, Liffey Hall-2 (CCD)

We see a lot of programme items that talk about Doctor Who as a TV series, the actors, the stories, etc. However, we don’t see as many items about Doctor Who beyond the TV. How has the Doctor’s reach permeated print? Books? Gaming? Radio plays? …and why have we never seen a big budget Doctor Who movie in cinemas?

Paul Cornell, John Jarrold (John Jarrold Literary Agency), Nina Niskanen (M) , Harun Šiljak (Trinity College Dublin, CONNECT SFI Centre for Future Networks and Communications)

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